This design deploys a single tenant containing two business groups.

  • The first business group is for production workloads provisioning.
  • The second business group is for development workloads. 

Tenant administrators manage users and groups, configure tenant-specific branding, notifications, business policies, and catalog offerings. All users log in to the vRealize Automation console using the same URL, but the features available to them are determined per their role.

Figure 1. Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Two Regions

Rainpole Cloud Automation Tenant Design for Two Regions
Table 1. Design Decisions on the Tenant Configuration in vRealize Automation
Decision ID Design Decision Design Justification Design Implication
SDDC-CMP-027 Use vRealize Automation business groups for individual business units instead of separate tenants. Provides transparency across the environments, and some level of sharing of resources and services such as blueprints. Some elements, such as property groups, are visible to both business groups. The design does not provide full isolation for security or auditing.
SDDC-CMP-028 Create separate fabric groups for each deployment region. Each fabric group represents region-specific data center resources.

Each of the business groups has reservations in each of the fabric groups.

Provides future isolation of fabric resources and potential delegation of duty to independent fabric administrators. Initial deployment uses a single shared fabric that consists of one compute cluster.
SDDC-CMP-029 Let only the system administrator access the default tenant for managing tenants and modifying system-wide configurations. Isolates the default tenant from individual tenant configurations. Each tenant administrator is responsible for managing their own tenant configuration.
SDDC-CMP-030 Evaluate your internal organizational structure and workload needs. Configure business groups, reservations, service catalogs, and blueprints in the vRealize Automation instance according to your organization's needs. The tenant configuration of vRealize Automation represents the needs of your organization.

In this design, use the guidance for the Rainpole tenant as a starting point.

Partners and customers must evaluate their business needs.